Michael L. Grace is currently completing a thriller novel, developing feature films, and has recently finished a new musical: “Runner-Up” with actor/composer/lyricist Tom Lowe, who starred in the London West End productions of Les Misérables and Cats.
Michael is part of the award-winning team (producer and writer) that created the internationally performed award-winning musical “Snoopy”, based on Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz. “Snoopy” continues to be one of the most produced shows worldwide with long running productions in New York, San Francisco and in London’s West End. After “Snoopy,”
Michael went on to produce “P.S. Your Cat Is Dead” by Pulitzer prize winning author James Kirkwood. His one-man play, “JFK,” was developed for HBO and produced theatrically. During the 1980s, Michael began writing for TV and films including “The Love Boat,” “Paper Dolls,” and “Knots Landing.” He developed screenplays for such major award-winning directors as Nick Meyer, Tony Richardson, and J. Lee Thompson.
He has written for all the major networks and studios. He has written movies for TV, including the thriller “Lady Killer” starring Judith Light (which set a record on Lifetime for the number of times it’s been shown), various pilots and developed screenplays for Kevin Costner and John Travolta.
He is a contributor to New York Social Diary and, through a life-long passion for cruise and steamship travel, has an award winning website: Cruising the Past. He has lectured and consults extensively on the history of cruise travel.
He received his BA from San Francisco State University and did graduate work at Nottingham University. He was a member of the San Francisco State University Foundation for five years and is featured on the university website as a prominent alumnus.
He’s a member of the Writers Guild of America, Dramatist Guild, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and was Chairman of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles AIDS Commission.